Is this the Axiom difference.. again? I’ve ridiculed Bryan Maryott for sending me Facebook and Instagram ads, now I am getting mail from him!? Allow your intrepid blogger to help:
For the benefit of those of you not versed in the terminology: CA-49 = California’s 49th Congressional District. AD73 = Assembly District 73, etc. I live in CA-04 and am less than 10 miles from CA-03 and CA-01. The numbers start in the north of the state. This means there is a TON of real estate between your intrepid blogger and Bryan Maryott’s area.
Perhaps his campaign manager (based in Virginia) does not know the geography of California. Allow me to help with this handy map.
If Bryan Maryott ends up winning CA-49, there will have been a landslide for Republicans Nationally with coattails all the way down the ballot. CA-49 is the least competitive of all districts considered swing in California. There is another fun fact, the Republicans have not retaken a lost congressional district since the 1970’s in California. The closest we came was CA-07 in 2014 when Tea Partiers left their ballots blank (something like 8,000 GOP ballots were undervoted for congress in that tilt) for both Doug Ose (who lost by 6,000) and Neel Kashkari.
Maryott certainly is not helping his cause by associating with Bill Brough, Gene James and sending campaign mail all over hell and gone.
Well – the City of San Clemente paid Major Dem Donor Harvey Englander $97,000 to execute Sun Tzu’s Art of War in Southern Orange County. Speaking of Sun Tzu, your intrepid blogger would have never found this had neither Bryan Maryott nor Bill Brough sold out Republican Values for NIMBYism.
Research shows in April of 2017, Bill Brough took $1000 from Business for a Better San Clemente – was this the down payment for Mr. Brough’s sudden reversal on the Toll Road Project?
There is a famous saying in Politics – “If you don’t pay me to do a job for you, I will do a job ON you”. This is also known as racketeering (albeit a soft form that may or may not be illegal – but surely unethical) It sure looks pretty close to what Harvey Englander is doing! It appears that the jilted senior Englander went to the City of San Clemente after his son got sent packing in little pieces by OC TCA.
I am not sure if Sun Tzu was in to racketeering, (which I think Harvey is doing) but Harvey seems to see himself as some sort of apostle of the guy.
Remember, CA-49 Candidate Bryan Maryott and the scandal-riddled William “Bill” Brough have signed on with the City of San Clemente in their virulent opposition to the Proposed Toll Road. How Virulent you ask? Read on.
“the path to success is to increase public antagonism towards the agency; its board of Directors within their home cities, taxpayers and even some environmental groups.” (Page 2)
“The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim. At EKA, this mean that having a well thought out timetable enables us to be offensive in our activities and be prepared to take a “kill-shot” when the opportunity is presented.” (Page 1 – Italics quote Tsun Tzu’s Art of War)
This apparently includes filing a ton of Public Records Requests from each city where TCA members reside. Research shows that a small group of extreme left-wing and/or NIMBY radicals are attending local government meetings specifically to harass people in their City Council Meetings that sit on the OC TCA.
Given the fact that physical violence and mass shootings have invaded the body politic (See Also Antifa, the Violent Separatist Movements or supremacy movements), Harvey’s comments and approach are in poor taste at best and at worst may well be part of a national strategy on the left.
Public antagonism is also sure to include the Hit Piece Harvey Englander is sure to have helped get in to the LA Times. Given that he has donated to a slew of people like Xavier Becerra, Howard Berman and Wendy Greuel – he is sure to have all kinds of connections in LA County. Given that the LA Times is usually a disreputable left-wing rag, it makes perfect sense.
Given the cowardice that usually rules Republican Politics anywhere, I could understand how a hardened democrat donor like Harvey Englander would adopt Saul Alinsky style bully tactics. Sun Tzu was honorable and did not engage in deceit or threatening innocent people like it appears Harvey Englander is organizing. Sun Tzu, if he were alive today would reject Harvey Englander and would be disgusted by Saul Alinsky.
“We envision running this engagement like a ‘campaign,’ designed specifically at moving stakeholder sentiment against the TCA’s plans . . . so that projects are studied and litigated for decades in the same type of campaign that was utilized to kill the 710 North freeway.” (Page 3)
Too bad for Englander, the current consultant for the TCA got the enviro lawsuits remedied and the enviro groups are now neutral or supporting the toll road!
“Investment in research is essential to understand stakeholder sentiment and tailor messaging.” (Page 4)
“EKA also proposes that the City engage a law firm separate and apart from the City Attorney firm . . . it is important to have a firm who is prepared to litigate immediately. EKA will provide recommendations…” (Page 4)
“Probolsky Research specializes in opinion research on public policy.” (Page 4)
It appears that San Clemente Used Taxpayer Dollars to fund the Polling Adam Problosky did. This is key as the poll has never been shared publicly…
Then Harvey got the Contract on July 19, 2017With NO QUESTIONS ASKED. It is as if the San Clemente City Council knew what they were doing and did not want to clutter their conscience. Shortly after this, William “Bill” Brough joined the opposition to the TCA, telling few of his change of heart until the bill he introduced in early 2019 became public. What did Harvey Englander promise or give Bill Brough? What did the City of San Clemente promise or give Bill Brough? Bryan Maryott is in the opinion of this blogger not smart enough to extract a price for his stupidity.
It appears that Harvey Englander and crew had themselves a social media project as part of their bully campaign.
…Entry in Englander’s proposal shockingly wrote, “increase public antagonism toward the TCA’s Board of Directors within their own cities.”
Got it? Harass Councilmembers in their own cities.
After learning of the antagonism campaign, one local councilperson, who wanted to remain anonymous because they had already received threats, told HMG-LCCN, “this was blatant, I would think twice hiring a firm who called for antagonizing people, it’s outrageous.”
Some of the more egregious steps Englander outlined in its antagonism campaign included:
1. A San Clemente “taxpayer or City-sponsored” lawsuit 2. The San Clemente City Council demanding TCA study a tunnel similar to the 710 freeway “demanding a study is both time-consuming and a heavy expenditure on the agency.” 3. Potential legislation- kill TCA’s borrowing capabilities and “research whether legislation could be introduced to reduce further bonding authority for TCA.” 4. CPRA requests (public records requests) regular requests under the CPRA should be made for staff and consulting salaries and other expenditures.
Stay tuned for more about item #3
HMG-LCCN has learned that the campaign has done its job related to the last step listed, CPRA requests. In a little over 1.5 years, the TCA has received well over 210 requests for public documents-almost twelve per month – with sources telling HMG-LCCN that the requests have cost the TCA well over $100,000.
The “recommended approach” Englander envisioned was “running this engagement like a ‘campaign’ designed specifically at moving stakeholders against TCA’s plans in and around San Clemente so that various projects are studied and litigated for decades.”
And the word “committee” could land the San Clemente City Council in legal hot water for misuse of public funds.
How did the City of San Clemente and Harvey Englander break campaign finance law? Have a look:
If a city or school district seeks to spend money on an issue, for example a sales tax measure for the city or an infrastructure bond for the schools, the Fair Political Practices Commission mandates the opening of an expenditure committee, attaching a name to the committee such as “Yes on Sales Tax Measure.”
Englander called their engagement a “campaign” with an objective of defeating the toll road extension; it was not a lobbying contract, which cities are allowed to engage in.
The designation could trigger an FPPC investigation of the contract.
“It is a shame the extension has reached this level,” said the local councilperson, “Venture has done an extraordinary job, while people involved in the project, including me, had threats upon their lives for supporting the project. I myself had two and reported them to the Sheriff’s, I know of another who received threats also.”
DEATH THREATS!? REALLY HARVEY???
Stefanie Sekich-Quinn, coastal preservation manager of the Surfrider Foundation, said in a statement after learning about the document, “based on what we know, this misleading (Englander) $100,000-plus PR campaign was designed to pit San Clemente neighbor against San Clemente neighbor. It represents a shocking waste of taxpayer money.”
Oh mama. Harassment at Council Meetings. Abuse of PRA Process. Facebook Pages. DEATH THREATS? Lawsuits? Planting Stories in the LA Times? Is this what the City of San Clemente signed up for? Is this what Bryan Maryott and William “Bill” Brough Signed up for?
Where is the OCGOP? They should take out the trash. The whole San Clemente City Council should be recalled along with Bryan Maryott for the immoral, terrorist, Saul Alinsky tactics they have aligned themselves with.
Bill Brough? It makes sense he’d swim in this sewer too.
All this and their buddy Harvey Englander gave $2000 to Mike Levin… to be continued.
The Orange County Toll road saga can not be as simple as a bunch of NIMBY’s and some knucklehead Republicans slithering in to the lowest common denominator to get votes? This saga alone should be enough to show any reasonable person that neither Bill Brough nor Bryan Maryott should hold office, ever. (CA-49 = Mike Levin’s Congressional Seat, AD-73 = William “Bill” Brough’s Assembly Seat)
Picking up with the LA Times article assaulting the now former consultant for the Toll Road Authority, it looks like the “overpaid consultant” for the Toll Road, just months after being hired engineered an end to 12 years of environmental lawsuits. There goes that cover story. True to form for the weak leadership in Orange County, the consultant was thrown over the side rather than being defended. This dynamic has to be part of what San Clemente was counting on when they hired a media drill that yielded LA Times Stories attacking the consultants among other stories in other outlets as well.
It appears that in addition to the media drill, that the City of San Clemente attempted BS Enviro Lawsuits that failed. It looks like with the enviro hurdles cleared (by the Consultant that the Toll Road Authority fired, by the way) that the San-Clemente City Council got desperate and went looking for help.
Enter Major Democrat Donor Harvey Englander who obviously has to have a major axe to grind as he lost the $1.8 Million Contract for the OC TCA to someone else. In 2015, when the open bidding was done to hire a consultant, (A fact omitted in the LA Times Hit Piece referenced in a previous blog) Adam Englander and the firm Englander, Knabe and Allen finished in second place. Note to LA Times – that means they bid higher than the $185 an hour you breathlessly reported about. (and that “overpaid consultant” helped in saving millions of dollars by mitigating the enviro lawsuits against the project!)
That’s right, Bryan Maryott, San Clemente and William “Bill” Brough are in bed with a major Democrat donor. Look at the donor pedigree of Harvey Englander. Adam Schiff, Hitlary, the Kamala Dragon, even — $2,000 to MIKE LEVIN. He even gave $500 to that loser John (t)Ossoff whose GA-06 Loss was an epic fail for Trump-Haters everywhere! In the most dramatic of ironies, Bill Brough is now allied with a four-time donor to Bob Filner. That’s right – Harvey was a repeat donor to the groper… How’s the swamp water feel Mr. Brough???
Given the abject bias of the LA Times and the timing of their story, it is the belief of this blogger that Harvey Englander was behind planting the story and the careful omission of facts in it. If it was not for people trying to obfuscate the issues of Bill Brough and the stupidity of Bryan Maryott (sending me Facebook ads 450 miles away), your intrepid blogger may have never come across this attempted sabotage of YET ANOTHER FREEWAY in CA. Based on what I know, Daddy (as in Harvey) has tons of connections in LA County, including having social justice warrior reporters in his back pocket he can shop stories to. Harvey has been infesting the body politic since the 1970’s. Englander donated to Al Gore for President for pete’s sake.
If you still don’t believe me, take a look at Harvey Englander’s proposal to San Clemente. Read it here as many times as is necessary. Did Bill Brough read the proposal before a couple cases of Burbon made it to his spread on the coast of Dana Point? (Who knows, maybe it did not cost Harvey a dime to get Brough on board)
Harvey and his crew (that includes Don Knabe, who has more baggage than a 747) quote Sun Tzu in their preamble. Sun Tzu died over 1,000 years ago and if Sun Tzu was alive today, he’d get his ass kicked on the Right on Daily Blog too. Your intrepid blogger does not like NIMBY’s very much, nor do we like politicians that make chicken-feed short-sighted decisions to curry favor with groups that will never support them. (Ahem, Billy Boy and Bryan)
On page one of the proposal that Englander sent to the City of San-NIMBYte, Harvey talks about having contingency plans to deal with responses and being available for a kill-shot when the opportunity is presented. Harvey shoulda run a background report on Bill Brough first as Brough is a walking political suicide shot.
In the words of the great American theologian Mike Tyson, “Everyone gotta pwan till dey get punch in da fathe”. It appears that Englander has been running around bullying people on behalf of San Clemente. Then they got punch in da fathe…
If you boil down the proposal by Englander, it is a litany of maybe legal, but undeniably unethical abuses of the system.
Given that most in office are cowards and hate any sort of negative news, (This applies to Harvey’s side of the political aisle as well as Republicans) Harvey and company understood that starting the fan and throwing stuff through it would be a great strategy. He could get unprincipled trans-conservatives like Maryott to buckle and could “buy” people like Bill Brough who are corrupt (as proven by the Right on Daily Blog) and vulnerable to change with the whims of the political winds.
Harvey was able to get something like $97K out of the City of San Clemente after the humiliating defeat a couple years earlier for the prime $1.8 Million OC TCA Contract. Harvey Englander was paid in October of 2017, as it appears from records posted on the internet. The public smear campaign started shortly thereafter. I sometimes Imagine what I could do to someone or some group for $97K. (fill a psych ward?)
Englander did not mince words in its proposal, citing five lessons from The Art of War writing, “at Englander… having a well-thought-out timetable enables us to be offensive in our activities and be prepared to take a “kill shot” when the opportunity is presented.”
Englander backed up that “kill shot” statement, squarely aimed at the TCA and Venture, taking the proposal to another level that will have many questioning the business practice of “antagonism campaigns” and the motives of the San Clemente City Council.
Blogger’s Note: Venture (Strategic) is the consultant that beat Harvey for the Toll Road Contract
In the proposal Englander wrote, “TCA’s primary challenge throughout its’ history has been earning public support for their [told road] activities.”
“The path to success is to increase public antagonism toward the agency, its Board of Directors within their own cities, taxpayers and even some environmental groups.”
Got it? When we continue, we will start unraveling the tactics Harvey Englander and crew are using to bully local electeds. If you are on the fence about the Toll Road thing in Southern Orange County, once Right on Daily is done with Harvey Englander and the San Clemente City Council I hope you will support the Toll Road Authority digging a tunnel right through their City Hall.
Bill Brough just appears to be a useful idiot, trying to get more campaign cash to spend on Cigars, overpriced meals or junkets to Ireland. (when he is not acting like a complete pig towards women that is)
It is also a goal of Right on Daily to make sure neither Bryan Maryott nor Bill Brough get any serious consideration from Republicans as their decision to side with the left-wing democrat donor bullies is indefensible and was based on short-sighted political gain and not about the best interests of their would-be constituents.
If you are an officeholder or a stakeholder in Southern Orange County – take heart because Sun Tzu has never met a blogger from Placer County that wants to see the GOP return to relevance. It is a bonus that I get to torch some liberal democrats and their so-called Republican buddies trying to keep California in the stone age. You no longer have to fear bad press because it is now open season on the bullies, and you can now vote your conscience without fear or intimidation.
P.S. No real conservative sells out core Republican principles for a few votes and a nice seat at a cocktail party. Given how feckless Bryan Maryott is, there is a part of me that would rather see Levin re-elected as he is an honest communist who took $2,000 from Harvey Englander. To be continued…
You read it correctly. We expect democrats to try and forestall development, but in Southern Orange County, I have discovered another batch of NIMBY’s and BANANA’s. This time, I am not talking about the contingent of wealthy loudmouths in Granite Bay (in my backyard) that oppose development anywhere for any reason, I am talking about Southern Orange County. Specifically, as I was looking at the landscape of CA-49, and AD-73 what I found was disturbing. (CA-49 = Congressional District 49 (infested by Mike Levin), AD-73 = Assembly District 73 (infested by Bill Brough))
Some weak people trying to find a reason to avoid the real issues with Bill Brough think that the sudden explosion of scandals are related to this issue. All their stupidity (and that of Maryott) did was cause your intrepid blogger to start looking. And look I did. I’d also like to thank the two San Clemente City Council Members that are publicly defending Bill Brough for their assistance in narrowing my search for information. I found a whole bunch of Republican BANANA’s and NIMBY’s.
BANANA = Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything.
It appears that San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano Mayor Brian Maryott, Failed Liberal Republican Rocky Chavez, the scandle-riddled Bill Brough, and some other mystery players have joined with the Enviros and Congressman Mike Levin in an attempt to thwart development in Southern Orange County. However, I am not sure any of the previously mentioned luminaries had anything to do with what the City of San Clemente has done.
Research shows that Bill Brough has cashed in from San Clemente Donors in 2019, ostensibly after his aggressive moves against development.
I originally thought I was going to be looking in to the CA-49 race as this one of is the best chances the GOP has to recapture lost territory in California. Once the Citizen’s tribunal meets to re-draw districts in 2021, if we don’t re-take the CA-49 and other lost territory in 2020, you can make sure the new lines will be much worse. With short sighted selfish anti-growth “Republicans” like those in local government in the south end of Orange County including the intransigent Bill Brough and his enablers… they are doing their part to entrench Mike Levin in Congress.
At this point, Maryott is the only known “Viable” Republican candidate for CA-49. He proved in 2018 that he is incompetent with a humiliating 7th place finish in the primary. (Your intrepid blogger could have carpetbagged down there and done better) As I was researching Maryott, I noted that on his website, he calls himself a Conservative. (#YUGE Red Flag, you live it, you don’t have to tell anyone you are)
Maryott’s campaign theme is “Enough Already, Let’s Get to Work”… apparently, except when it comes to congestion relief in Southern Orange County.
I had family members leave San Clemente because they could not make simple improvements to their property without the NIMBY police approval and a pile of paperwork. So, this behavior did not surprise me in the slightest.
Then of course while researching the CA-241 Extension which this is known as, I found out that one of my favorite Green Republican Cap-and-Traitors Rocky Chavez also opposed the project in his vain attempt at getting elected to Congress (he ran for CA-49 in 2018 and is looking at CA-50 in 2020). Anyone within the GOP will remember that Chavez was elected in an R vs R runoff with something like $2 Million worth of expenditures and attacks against his opponent. Chavez like so many other self-serving and short-sighted politicians repaid the investment by bailing out of office for bigger and better things, then bad-mouthing all of his former colleagues after suffering an almost as humiliating loss as Maryott did!
I am sure once Bill Brough is a former officeholder he will blame his female victims and everyone else that rose up to expel him once the totality of his behavior became known.
I’d tell both Chavez and Maryott “Enough Already, Get Back to Work”, but Mr. Chavez’ Ego would replenish the polar ice cap and Maryott is clearly bored with financial planning as his stance on development is geared toward shredding the retirement savings of his clientele.
A lot of people in Orange County have told Bill Brough “Enough Already” but he is going to require long-term therapy as his brain function appears to be inhibited. Let’s see how many more leaders in Orange County join in the hit parade.
And, then there is San Clemente. I will refer to it is San-NIMBYte. I stumbled upon this LA Times attack article against the CA-241 Extension project. I’d have been good with a drive-by on Maryott, Brough and Chavez, but this article in the LA Times is quite convenient and deliberate. No one in the California Media has enough non-THC Tainted brain cells to be this effective.
The article was a classic left-wing hit piece all about the money paid to consultants working on the CA-241 Extension. That was all it was about, and in the course of whining about traffic as a backdrop for all this evil money, the LA Times took a position against traffic relief. At least I can rationalize the stupidity of Maryott, Brough and Chavez – they were pandering for votes they didn’t get. (or in the Case of Brough, won’t get ever again)
San Clemente officials, fierce opponents of a proposal to extend the toll road through the beach town, obtained the consultants’ billings through a public records lawsuit and have sharply criticized the payments to the high-priced, politically connected consultants.
Note that the LA Times Reporter used Hyperbole – huge red flag
I was looking for a motive for the LA Times hit piece, the 4th paragraph let the cat out of the bag, it looked like a jealous rage and a desperate city (San Clemente) trying to carpet bomb everything and everyone.
It is not a bad strategy as many in the political world are cowards and fold at the first sign of criticism. Witness how long it is taking to get people to stand up to Bill Brough’s behavior.
Then, it hit me.
…the source of the problem was an “antagonizing” campaign waged by San Clemente’s own consulting firm, Los Angeles-based Englander, Knabe & Allen, which had lost out to Venture Strategic in bidding for the tollway agency’s contract.
The firm’s strategic proposal to San Clemente invoked Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” in explaining how it would battle the toll road extension, and mentioned filing public records requests for consultants’ fees as one of its weapons. City records show the firm in late 2017 was paid nearly $100,000.
Hell hath no fury like a jilted consultant. Is Harvey Englander behind the LA Times Hit Piece?
Adam Englander lost the contract to the consultant quoted about in the LA Times. Adam and Harvey Englander are now “employed” by the City of San Clemente. I know Harvey Englander by reputation and in my opinion, he is not a good dude at all.
So – you have Harvey Englander, Leftists, a leftist Congressman, a leftist Cap and Trade warrior Rocky Chavez AND a self-identified trans-conservative Brian Maryott with the scandal-riddled Bill Brough trying to scuttle the CA-241 extension to keep I-5 clogged? I can’t get drunk enough to imagine how the hell that helps the environment.
Apparently, the San Clemente City Council post closure of their hospital is A-OK with it taking 45 minutes to get to the next closest hospital during rush hour? And, they are working with Harvey Englander who appears to be racketeering the whole thing by bullying and harassing anyone and everyone affiliated with the project? What did Bill Brough get out of this deal? Given that Brough appears to have been living off of his campaign account, it appears he would be vulnerable to being sucked in by the San Clemente anti toll-road racket…
Who is Harvey Englander? What is he doing? Stay tuned as in our next installment, we introduce you to Rocky Chavez, Bill Brough and Bryan Maryott’s good buddy. Oh, and all of this is paid for with your tax dollars courtesy of San Clemente – the NIMBY capitol of Southern Orange County.
Is the OCGOP smoking crack? Do you really think you have a chance at re-taking CA49 or holding AD-73 with nimrods like these guys? Please do something about this!
Why? Because Bryan Maryott is sending me advertisements, that’s why. The Axiom difference I suppose…
Your intrepid blogger would like to HELP Bryan Maryott save a few bucks. Look in to targeting your Facebook Ads. There are plenty of perfectly good political operatives near your hometown of San Juan Capistrano that can help you narrow it down to say, Bakersfield? Heck, the really good ones may be able to get it narrowed down below Irvine.
And then of course I got this email too:
Aaron, I’m sure you’ve read or heard plenty about New York socialist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – not a day goes by that she doesn’t make an outlandish and quite frankly, dangerous claim. And now, as she feuds with her own Party’s campaign leadership, she is urging liberals across America to donate to fellow radical Democrat Mike Levin! That’s right; she’s urging Democrats to support Levin instead of the DCCC. Birds of a feather flock together… and Levin is one of just three Democrats she called out in this manner. Let’s just say if you have this type of AOC “endorsement”, you are DEFINITELY too far-left for the 49th District. Help me take on the radical left and win this seat in 2020, to restore common-sense leadership for our communities in Congress. ** Please make a $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, or $250 special contribution if you’re on board!
Contribute online here >>
Mike Levin has only been in office for four months, and he’s done everything he can to hide his radical true colors from voters because he KNOWS he’s out-of-step with 49th District voters. He likes to portray himself as some type of “middle of the road” guy… when in reality, he supports the so-called “Green New Deal”, government-run healthcare, and other radical-left schemes that threaten jobs, our quality of life, and American freedom. We’re working hard to let voters know what Congressman Mike Levin is really all about, and take back in this seat in 2020. Will you help us share the word and grow Team Maryott at this vital time? I greatly appreciate any donation you can help with, Aaron!
All the best, Brian Maryott Candidate for U.S. Congress (CA-49)
Bryan – consider this blog post my contribution to your campaign. Since I have no idea how much money you are wasting advertising to Northern California, there is no need to thank me for the assistance. However, allow your intrepid blogger to suggest you stick to San Juan Capistrano City Council.